Thursday, 14 November 2019 13:55

Hot cows affect reproduction

Heat stress has a big effect on reproduction, explains Greg Jarratt, vet and director of Matamata Veterinary Services.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 14 November 2019 07:55

What drives production?

OPINION: Good production is 50% feeding and 50% breeding.

Published in General News
Thursday, 06 June 2019 07:55

Farms wanted for progeny testing

Dairy farmers are being sought for a progeny testing to develop the next generation of elite dairy sires.

Published in Management

The fertility breeding value is a genetic assessment of future cow fertility and it works, says DairyNZ senior scientist Dr Chris Burke.

Published in Management
Thursday, 28 March 2019 08:21

No longer so sure about BW

OPINION: Breeding worth (BW) was introduced decades ago and has served farmers well as a breeding guide – or has it?

Published in Opinion
Monday, 25 March 2019 07:45

Swiss breed proves a heavy hitter

In beef progeny trials by Beef + Lamb NZ across NZ, initial weight-based results show Simmental are performing at the top of the breeds.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 06:55

Fresh is best semen trial finds

A field trial using frozen sexed semen didn’t produce the desired results, says LIC.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 22 October 2018 08:55

Heat detection with no tail paint

The latest device from the Irish maker, Moocall Heat, monitors cows for heat detection, centering on a collar worn by the bull to detect his activity as he moves through the herd. 

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 19 October 2018 08:55

IVF-type technology for breeding cows

A new embryo transfer biopsy and genomic selection technology is being used to boost elite animal breeding for the dairy industry.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 10 November 2016 09:55

Fertility on the rise

Better breeding is shown to be raising the fertility level of Holstein Friesians, say the breeders.

Published in Management
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